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Skyrim – The Reach Release Trailer – A Morrowind Mod

Beyond the edge of the Vorndgad Forest, where the trees thin out and the Karth River’s source can be seen, lies Karthwasten, the most sprawling and prosperous city in The Reach. Conquered in a bloody siege decades ago, the peace between native Redguards and conquering Nords has been an uneasy one; something not helped by the actions of the impetuous King-appointed Jarl, Jona the Ansei-Ender. Banished to Dragonstar, a thane governs in her place over a city that has almost as many secrets as it does traders.

Beyond the city limits lies Karthwasten County. The Lorchwuir Heath is less claustrophobic than the forest but hardly less dangerous; bandits lie in ambush to attack unprepared caravans on the way to Karthwasten, whilst wild beasts and worse roam the low fields and skulk in their caves. Further afield still, atop the rocky mesas in the distance, Reachmen make their camps, shunned by everyone except their own kind.

Will you spend your wealth in Karthwasten’s markets, or amass it outside the walls?

The Skyrim: Home of the Nords Team are proud to present the second release in our efforts at bringing the province of Skyrim to the world of TESIII: Morrowind. It represents the work of many talented modders over the past few years and includes the following features:

– 200+ exterior cells of landscape
– 150+ interior cells, including the massive city of Karthwasten, an explorer’s paradise, as well as dozens of locations for you to loot in classic TES fashion.
– A comprehensively revamped Karthgad and Vorndgad Forest from the first release.
– Specially-modelled exterior and interior assets to flesh out the settlements of the Reach, including Reachmen camps and Direnni ruins.
– NPCs with extensive dialogue, along with and some quests in Karthgad, Karthwasten, and the surrounding wilderness. Additional quests will follow in subsequent patches.
– New books, armor, clothing, weapons, and more.

Download SHOTN’s The Reach Today from Morrowind Nexus.

Want to help out with this amazing project? Join the team today at Project Tamriel!

 

Morrowind May Modathon Month 2017 – Celebrating 15 Years of Morrowind!

In the early days of May 2002, a little game came out called The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It would go on to save Bethesda Softworks from bankruptcy, sell millions of copies, and become the most popular game for modding at the turn of the century. Now, 15 years later, over 23,000 mods have been released for Morrowind with the modding community still going strong.

In order to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Morrowind, we’re doing something special, we’re holding the third annual May Modathon Month! Throughout the entire month of May, participating modders on the Nexus, TAL and GHF who submit Morrowind mods could get a chance to win indie or AAA games each week. Likewise, all participating mods will be entered to win the Mod of the Month Award, with a ton of games as a prize.

Not only that, but all winners will get trailers, special showcases, and numerous video features on Morrowind Modding Showcases. And the winner of the Mod of the Month award will naturally get their mod featured in our Mod of the Month series, celebrating the best mods released each month for Morrowind.

You can participate by leaving a short note in the mod description page at Morrowind Nexus and GHF that includes “Part of the May Modathon Month”. Remember, this only applies to mods released in May, so let’s all get to modding and make this the 15th Anniversary that Morrowind deserves!

Check out our official announcement threads below to find out more information!
Nexus Announcement Thread
The Assimilation Lab Announcement Thread
Great House Fliggerty Announcement Thread

The music in this video is “ES_Epic Trailer 2 T60″ By Jon Bjork and “Morrowind Title” by Jon Bosa.

Skyrim – Beauty of the Reach Trailer – A Morrowind Mod

The northern province of Skyrim, home of the Nords and numerous ancient civilizations, is a land that has often been wrought with conflict. None more so than the territory known as the Reach in western Skyrim, where Hammerfall and High Rock share often contentious borders with the Nords, occasionally exchanging cities and towns in this borderland during any of a number of minor battles and wars. But aside from the constant din of war-drums and deadly conflict, the Reach is a strangely beautiful place, a wild and diverse landscape not yet completely tamed by the hands of man or mer, despite thousands of years of civilizations that have risen here only to crumble in time to dust. Here you’ll find dense forests, towering mountains, beautiful mesas, shallow rivers, and ancient ruins sitting side by side, where Nord, Reachman, Redguard and Orc fight to maintain what little bit of this lush territory they can.

To be sure, the Reach is a dangerous place, but it’s also one of scenic beauty. Like a garden rose, it’s a joy to look at from a distance, but be careful not to get too close, least you find yourself bleeding from one of the Reach’s many thorns.

While not all of the Reach is available for play, parts of the Vorndgad Forest can be visited today as part of Skyrim – Home of the Nord’s first alpha release, though it’s important to note that this is a fairly out-dated release, and pretty much everything from that early version has been changed. Currently the SHOTN team is looking to make a major release that includes the new version of Vorndgad Forest, with the towns of Karthgad and Karthwasten included, sometime in the near future, so stay tuned to their website for more information!

With that said, Skyrim – Home of the Nords needs more modders, especially to work on the cities of Markarth and Dragonstar, so if you want to help out, head on over to Project Tamriel and join the team!

Read up on the Lore and History of SHOTN’s Reach here

The music in this trailer is “Final Wave 2” by composer August Wilhelmsson from Epidemic Sound.

Top Ten Morrowind Mods of 2016

Today we have a list of the top ten best Morrowind mods of 2016! This last year has been an amazing and exciting year for the Morrowind Modding Communtiy, with over 600 new mods released, more than 2015 or 2014, including massive new expansion-sized landmass and quest mods, beautiful graphic replacers, and superb adventures to go on. Even though Morrowind is now over 14 years old, the community shows no signs of slowing down, and today we’re honoring the best Morrowind mods released for Morrowind over the last year! A special thanks to everyone in the community, and here’s to another amazing year of Morrowind mods!

My Top Ten List:
10) Full Dwemer Retexture By Tyddy
9) Kilcunda’s Balmora By Kilcunda
8) Sky Diversity By Svengineer99
7) The Lamp By MauiEyes
6) The Symphony By HedgeHog12 and the Symphony Team
5) Normal Mapped Texture Replacers By Lysol and Flash3113 (Vivec Normal Mapped, Hlaalu Normal Mapped, Imperial Towns Normal Mapped, and Imperial Forts Normal Mapped)
4) MacKom’s Khajiit By MacKom
3) Scamp Replacer and Soulgem Replacer By PeterBitt and Pherim
2) A Bard’s Life By Danae
1) The Doors of Oblivion By Ashstaar aka Dun-Ra
Honorable Mention #1 – The Wabbajack By Team Wretched Netch aka Greatness7, MatthewTheBagel, and VvardenfellTribez
Honorable Mention #2 – Belial – A Dismal Daedric Companion By HangHimHigher

2016 was a great year for Morrowind modding, and special thanks goes to each and every modder out there, whether included on this list or no, for helping to keep this great game alive!

Morrowind Mod of the Month – June 2016

Today we finally have the Morrowind Mod of the Month video for June of 2016, one of the most exciting months of the year for Morrowind modding. Over 55 mods were released for Morrowind in June, including several massive ones, and today we’re looking at the top three mods of the month. Travel to realms of Oblivion, become a bard and earn your living playing a lute, and check out beautiful and unique skies in our selection of the best Morrowind mods of June 2016! Don’t forget there’s a new online poll up for you to vote for the best Morrowind mods of July!

List of Mods:

Mod of the Month – The Doors of Oblivion By Ashstaar

Second Choice – A Bard’s Life 2 By Danae

Third Choice – Sky Diversity By Svengineer99

 

Morrowind Modding Madness – Week One Challenge

The Madness Begins… Four Weeks, Four Categories, Four Mods, Four Teams of Modders will compete and rise up to try and claim the throne as the ultimate Modding Champions of 2016!

Four Teams of Modders have registered for Morrowind Modding Madness, and now offer themselves as tributes to our Lord Sheogorath. Creative madness will ensue throughout the next four weeks, but only one team can make it to the top, so let’s meet the teams!

Team Green Cow – Members:
AutoClock – Resource Modder
EnclaveKiller – Quest and Dungeon Modder
Svengineer99 – Gameplay and Script Modder

Team Cutie♥Kagouti – Members:
Digmen – Resource Modder
R-Zero – Resource and Immersion Modder
Povuholo – Quest Modder

Team Flying Guars – Members:
TheDrunkenMudcrab – Quest, House and NPC Modder
MementoMoritius – Items and Music Modder

Team Wretched Netch – Members:
Greatness7 – Gameplay and Script Modder
MatthewTheBagel – Quest, NPC, and House Modder
VvardenfellTribez – Dungeon and Town Modder

For the first week of our Morrowind Modding Madness competition, our modding challenge is to build and release a house mod by December 9th on either Morrowind Nexus or Great House Fliggerty. Don’t forget to include a line at the top that says your mod is apart of Morrowind Modding Madness and what team you’re representing!

Best of luck to all of the teams, and may the best modders win!

The music in this video is from Epidemic Sound and Morrowind Music Overdose by Jon Babb

Morrowind Modding Madness 2016 – A Team Based Modding Competition

Four weeks, four categories, four mods, only one team of modders will rise up to claim the throne as the ultimate modding champions of 2016! This is Morrowind Modding Madness, a month long modding competition starting December 1st and going through the end of the year where modders form teams, compete and vanquish challenges, and rise through the ranks to become the ultimate modding champions as we put a close on the year of 2016 with all the sweet prizes that entails!

This has been a fantastic year so far for the Morrowind modding community, with an estimated 500 new Morrowind mods being released this year alone. So this December, to end things on a bang, we’re announcing Morrowind Modding Madness, a big modding competition where you have to form teams with at least one other modder and meet the weekly challenge of designing, building, and releasing a full mod every week. This won’t be an easy modding competition, you’ll need to select your teammates carefully and collaborate on your strengths to make it to the end of the competition and win the top prize.

Now a full list of competition details is available at one of the following locations, and you can also register your modding teams while you’re there, but remember to make sure they know they’re on your team! A modding team can be composed of between two and four modders! Best of luck to all contestants, the competition officially starts on December 1st!

Register Your Teams Here:
Morrowind Reddit
Morrowind Nexus
Morrowind Bethesda Forums

Morrowind Modding Interviews – Worsas and Roerich of Skyrim – Home of the Nords

Welcome to the twenty-fifth episode of Morrowind Modding Interviews, a new podcast-like series interviewing modders from around the community! Have you ever wanted to hear your favorite mod authors answer your questions in a semi-conversational interview setting? Now’s your chance!

Feel free to submit questions and suggestions for who to interview at our forum thread.

A full transcript of this interview can be found here

For this week’s interview, we’re talking with Worsas and Roerich from Skyrim – Home of the Nords about a number of topics related to the ambitious and massive province mod that seeks to add the entire province of Skyrim to the gameworld of Morrowind. Over the course of this interview, we talk a lot about the design and style of the Reach, the regions of Vorndgad Forest and the Druadach Highlands, as well as a lot of the lore, conflicts, and history of this massive swath of western Skyrim. We also discuss when we might see a new release for the project, and we talk a bit about the new cooperation between Project Tamriel and Tamriel Rebuilt.

A full list of Skyrim – Home of the Nords project links can be found below.

Project Tamriel Website
SHOTN Forums (part of PT)
Lore of Skyrim – Home of the Nords
Vorndgad Forest Alpha Download

Roerich and Worsas’s Mods:
Blightward Player Home By Roerich
Mage Character Factor’s Estate By Roerich
Azura’s Coast & Sheogorath – Grass Mod By Worsas

The music in this video is from the Morrowind Music Overdose by Jon Babb, the Skyrim Soundtrack by Jeremy Soule, and OC Remix. Additional tracks are from Epidemic Sound.

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 50

Today we’re celebrating the two-year anniversary of Morrowind Modding Showcases with the 50th episode of MMS! We have a special Solstheim, Winter, and Nordic themed episode for you all today with 13 mods for your viewing pleasure! Explore massive new landmasses, investigate mysterious disappearances, check out a number of themed house mods, and raid new Dwemer ruins in this, the 50th episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – Ice’s Hidaway & Buster By CanadianIce
House Mod of the Week – Christmas Manor By Xeth-Ban
Gameplay Mod of the Week – Interiors of Solstheim By KalianMods
Dungeon Mod of the Week – Fourth Era Solstheim By Eldermaster28
Items Mod of the Week – TG’s Nord Ceremonial Armor By The General
Quests Mod of the Week – Great Shoals By Aaron Falis
Landmass Mod of the Week – Five Keys of Azura By Dave Foster
NPC Mod of the Week – Nords Redone By MacKom
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Bloodmoon Landscape Overhaul By Slartibartfast
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Nchardamz, Skyrim Style Ruins By RubberMan
Underrated Mod of the Week – Solstheim Mage Tower By Dr No
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Steinthor Hall By Korana
Bonus Mod of the Week – WoodenFort-RavenRock By Demosthenes

Special thanks to all of the modders who contributed to this video, Melchior Dahrk for all of the wonderful graphics, and the entire Morrowind Modding Community for continuing ever onward and supporting Morrowind through all these long years!

Morrowind Modathon – The Mod of the Month Awards 2016

Our second annual Morrowind May Modathon Month modding competition, celebrating Morrowind’s 14th anniversary, has officially come to an end, and what a competition it was! We doubled the number of mods released for the competition from last year, with 29 mods submitted in total by 21 different modders, adding new towns, gameplay features, quests, dungeons, and much more to this fantastic game! Without a doubt this was a very successful modding competition, in fact it’s one of the most successful modding competition in Elder Scrolls modding history, which really just goes to show how active the Morrowind modding community really is!

Of course, as with any modding competition, we do have a few winning mods today that were picked by you guys in our popular vote to win the Mod of the Month award! Ultimately, Bal Isra Rising By Dagoth Agahnim came in first for the Mod of the Month award, with Scamp Replacer by PeterBitt and Pherim coming in second and Belial – A Dismal Daedric Companion coming in third. All three are good mods, and there were several other great mods released as part of the Modathon, and you can find a link to a breakdown (with download links) for all mods released as part of the competition here.

The music in this video is from the Morrowind Music Overdose collection by Jon Babb, Total Music Conversion by Doctor Eternal, with additional music by Epidemic Sound.

Thank you all so much for another successful and stunning competition, here’s to another year of Morrowind, and I hope to see you all for the 3rd Annual Morrowind Modathon next year!